The Home Straight

We’ve just finished the absolutely hardest weekend of this entire adventure, moving all the white-goods and large items that will only fit on a U-Haul utility trailer, into storage.

What we left behind can only be imagined … but, I took some pictures anyway.

The kitchen's a disaster

The kitchen’s a disaster

The bedroom doesn't exist any more

The bedroom doesn’t exist any more

But no matter how much you pack and tidy …

After the party's over there's always one guest that ends up like this. Whoever said that dead gas-lifts for office chairs were easy to remove, LIED!

After the party’s over there’s always one guest that ends up like this. Whoever said that dead gas-lifts for office chairs were easy to remove, LIED!

Even Winnie-the-Pooh is up to her eyeballs in boxes!

Even Winnie-the-Pooh is up to her eyeballs in boxes!

Just when we thought we were getting some clear spaces, Mrs Widds spotted these two beauties with a sign on them saying ‘Free’ …

A little careworn, and showing their age

A little careworn, and showing their age

Probably all the original interiors too

Probably all the original interiors too

They're heavy bastards but look at this beautiful metalwork

They’re heavy bastards but look at this beautiful metalwork

So, they’re in the storage unit as well, awaiting their time to be refurbished and have their moment in the sun.

The carpets have been shampooed, all the indoor plants have been sent to their future homes, and our trusty steed (the truck) is up-to-date with her shots. What’s left now it getting all the ‘stuff’, we want to take with us in our travel trailer to actually fit into our travel trailer.

I suspect further culling will be required.

I’ll probably get one more post up here before we leave, and then I will be at the mercies of cell-phone coverage, wi-fi, and other assorted means of getting an interwebz signal, to keep you updated.

We’re both exhausted beyond measure, but, relatively speaking, doing well.

36 comments on “The Home Straight

  1. It will be a relief to finally hit the road, I’ll bet!
    Those trunks were a real find!

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  2. aren’t you glad your not rich ……as you’d have even more “stuff” to haul around!
    It’ll be worth it and probably the last move you will ever do!

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  3. Be glad it wasn’t MORE stuff – and have a heck of a time. Take pictures – write posts with them later.

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  4. Ian Hutson says:

    Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single cardboard box. [Confucius; 1973]

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  5. Tish Farrell says:

    All best wishes for the final push. Magnificent effort on the toiling front.

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  6. That’s it. We’re never moving again

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  7. I can feel the excitement from here, or is it really a nervous frenzy? I have packed up and moved many times, so I know how it feels…

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  8. TanGental says:

    The charabanc is nearly ready to be unhitched or should that be unhinged? As is Winnie joining you?

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  9. Wow. It’s amazing how much STUFF one manages to accumulate, isn’t it? Looking forward to your road trip posts!

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  10. quiall says:

    Soon… Soon… You’ll be on the road again! I am looking forward to your adventure.

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  11. UI bet those trunks have a history. Well done with all that hard work and happy travelling.

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  12. acflory says:

    Those trunks are beautiful! Definitely keepers. Hang in there, the worst is /almost/ over.

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  13. Lee McAulay says:

    Think I have steamer trunk envy…

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  14. I love that the Missus found the two vintage trunks, a project to come back to. πŸ™‚ You’re almost on you way! Whooot, whooot! Whooooottt!

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  15. bone&silver says:

    Bon Voyage! How satisfying to see dreams becoming reality… congratulations. And yes: always more culling

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